Thursday, May 27, 2010

[ZESTCaste] 120 from Gujarat make it to the IITs

120 from Gujarat make it to the IITs
DNA Correspondent / DNA

Thursday, May 27, 2010 15:08 IST
Ahmedabad: Around 120 students from the state are estimated to have
made it to the IITs as per the results of the IIT-JEE examination
which was declared on Wednesday. As many students have been travelling
and coaching classes could not confirm the number of students who have
made it to the IITs, an exact figure could not be derived on the day
of the result.

At the national level a total of 13,104 candidates today cleared the
prestigious entrance to the IITs this year. Anumula Jithendar Reddy
from Madras zone has topped the test at the national level.
These students will be eligible for admission to the 15 IITs, ISM
Dhanbad and IT-BHU. There are 9,509 seats in these institutions. Over
4.5 lakh candidates had appeared in JEE-2010 which was conducted by
seven of the IITs on April 11.

This year the number of candidates who had taken the examination was
up by 18.3 per cent as compared to last year. While the test was
conducted in seven zones, IIT Bombay zone produced the maximum number
of successful candidates with 3,145 of them figuring in the merit list
followed by IIT Madras (2619), IIT Delhi (2264), IIT Kharagpur (1481),
IIT Kanpur (1341), IIT Roorkee (1305) and IIT Guwahati (521).

While 1.13 lakh girls appeared in the test, 1476 managed to qualify.
Aakanksha Tushar Sarda emerged as the topper among girls with an all
India rank of 18. About 554 candidates in Hindi medium have qualified
for the entrance test which is a three fold rise from last year.

This year there will be no Scheduled Caste preparatory list as the
number of successful SC candidates is more than the available seats
for them. This year, 2357 OBC candidates cleared the test, while 1773
SCs, 517 STs and 174 physically challenged got through the same.

This time the IITs are conducting counselling online. The counselling
website will be open from Thursday till June 12.
Candidates are expected to fill their choice of courses in all the
participating institutes online from May 30. While the candidates
belonging to the General category do not need to report in person to
any of the institutes for counselling, other candidates belonging to
OBC, SC, ST and Physically Disabled categories will have to report in

The web-release of the first seat allotment will be made on June 28
while the second one will be released on July 14.

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